Friday, 14 February 2014

Judging and Rebuking

"Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” ~Luke 17:3-4, ESV

Where do you sit on the "don't judge" and the "if your brother sins, rebuke him" line?

So many times I hear that as Christians we aren't to judge, but bringing a sin to light and 'rebuking' would have to have some kind of judgement in it.  I think the key is the attitude.  As soon as there is repentance, forgive! It seems to me Christians are called to lovingly judge one another at times, not on our own moral code (which is subjective) but an objective act of sinning. The lovingness comes about through the way we rebuke and the impending act of forgiveness that comes from a Christian response to being rebuked.

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